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High Mountain Park

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We'll marked and lovely trails

I found the yellow and red trails to be very well marked. There are also location blazes but those... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2017
via mobile
5 Trails to choose from

High Mountain Park Preserve features 5 trails blazed Blue, Red, Yellow, White and a very short .2... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2016
Montville, New Jersey
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  • Average15%
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  • Terrible5%
29 Jul 2018
“First timer review: Great walk with the dog plus deer sighting ”
21 Dec 2017
“Dogs can run here”
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Reservoir Dr., Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time taking our dog with us the first time to hike. We did about 2/3 of the red trail and returned (considering it was quite a work out for our 8 months old Boston terrier). The trail was not too challenging...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DforDan
Reviewed December 21, 2017

This very wooded park has lots of trails to hike if your a dog lover it is the place to go let your dog enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mdjjc
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

I found the yellow and red trails to be very well marked. There are also location blazes but those are not identified on the official trail map. If you go 1-12 it's a very logical route even though they are not on the map. Route...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank west80
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to hike, but the trails are not well marked, no blazes, my friend and I got lost. If there is a map available, you definitely want to bring that along.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Valerie H
Reviewed September 23, 2016

High Mountain Park Preserve features 5 trails blazed Blue, Red, Yellow, White and a very short .2 mile Orange trail. The Orange trail has the shortest access to Buttermilk Falls. The Yellow trail is the longest at 4.9 miles. The major attraction of the Yellow...More

Date of experience: September 2016
8  Thank duck8to
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We are just back from parking at the circle on Reservoir Road and hiking the yellow trail up, then the red until it met the white and the white back to our car. It was not a long hike and the footing was often Rocky,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Rachel T
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

In the 17th century, Lenape Indians traveled the land we now call Franklin Lakes. They made winter camp in the “Clove” near Buttermilk Falls and fished in Micharagrape Pond ( now Franklin Lake). is about 100 yards along the yellow trail where it intersects with...More

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed October 11, 2015

I walked these trails more than 6o years ago, usually on Sunday afternoons growing up on North Haledon. Years later Ethel Kauffman and the SOUL committee along with a local Lawyer, Sam Wiener fought the establishment, money & developers taking the case to the Superior...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank 828SusanM
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This is the first landmass passengers arriving by ship from Europe see. For those who actually climb the peak they can see scars of the glaciers from the last ice age 15,000 to 25,000 years on the granite at the summit, long striations. Amazing.

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Richard C
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The newly named Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve has splendid views of High Mountain -- about a mile and a half of walking on level trails including a very nice accessible area -- car top boating permitted. The High Mountain Park is accessible from there, a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank robcurtross
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